地道美语听力播客:Feeling Lonely
日期:2011-06-28 19:28

(单词翻译:单击)

Moving to a new city can be a lonely experience. When I first moved to Los Angeles, I didn’t know anyone and it was hard to strike up new friendships. I’m a pretty sociable person, but it’s still hard meeting new people and even harder to make lasting friendships.

I’ve never been a lone wolf, so being in a new city out on my own was a new experience. Sometimes I liked doing solitary things, but after awhile, I yearned to be around other people. I would go to busy places to people-watch. I would see families walking by, groups of friends hanging out together, and couples arm-in-arm, and wished I was walking along with them. When you’re feeling lonely, it sometimes feels like there’s a wall between you and everyone else, a wall that’s not easy to break down.

Slowly, I started to meet people at my new job and to see them outside of work. Having this companionship and camaraderie, especially with people I had a good rapport with, was a welcomed change. In time, I made some good friends and I no longer dreaded the weekends.

But, I’ve never forgotten how hard it was in those first months to be a stranger in a new place!

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重点单词
  • solitaryadj. 孤独的,独立的,单个的,唯一的,荒凉的 n.
  • rapportn. 关系,同意,一致
  • striken. 罢工,打击,殴打 v. 打,撞,罢工,划燃
  • lastingadj. 永久的,永恒的 动词last的现在分词
  • camaraderien. 友情;同志之爱